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    Welcome to the Brookwood Forest Technology Department!  Technology is one of the tools used to provide resources, opportunities and ideas for our community of learners.  BWF has an active technology committee that helps plan and make decisions on technology design and usage.  
     
  • Brookwood Forest Technology Team 2019-20

    K—Tanishia Sims
    1—Carrie Knight
    2—Eleanor Walker
    3—Dawn Elsberry
    4—Lane Walker
    5—John Woolard
    6—Marion Bray
    Music - Debbie Rakes

    Technology Coordinator - Sharon Mumm
    Assistant Principal - Ashley Crossno
    Principal - Nathan Pitner

     

BWF Tech Blog

  • Tech Update 10/7

    Posted by Sharon Mumm on 10/7/2019

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  • eDay is coming

    Posted by Sharon Mumm on 9/30/2019

    EDay is Coming Up!

    What is an eDay? An eDay is a day in which students receive their classroom instruction electronically. eDay lessons are valuable instruction linked to grade level standards and in-class learning. eDays provide our students with the following benefits:

    · Practice with online learning, developing effective and creative ways to promote instruction beyond the classroom walls.

    · Preparation and practice in the event an eDay is called due to emergency circumstances.

     

    How do we ensure a successful eDay?

     

    · Each teacher creates his/her own Class eDay and posts in a Digital Tool: Google Classroom or Canvas (5th,6th) If you want to link to multiple resources, those links can be placed in your Canvas or Google Classroom.

    · All students go through Classlink to access Grade Level eDay.

    · Students have prior in-class & at-home practice with all Tools & Skills used in eDay Lessons.

    · All eDay resources work on iPad, Chromebook & Computer and have been tested.

    · Brief instruction to access eDay is located off each Homeroom Webpage. Verbiage: “Welcome to our (insert date here) eDay. Please login through Classlink like we have practiced to access your eDay in (insert Google Classroom or Canvas here). Please visit your PE teacher and your special teacher’s website for their eDay information.“ (Instructional Video for Teachers on where/how to add to webpage Here from Crestline)

    · Specials & PE eDay Lessons are clearly linked on their webpage and links sent to the Homeroom teacher to be added to the class assignments.

     

    Check out the Student/Parent Helps here.

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  • Want to Get Organized? Wakelet

    Posted by Sharon Mumm on 7/25/2019

    Educational Examples of Wakelet

    Top 10 ways to use Wakelet

     

    It will even curate your twitter chats! 

    Why use it? 

    It’s important in today’s digital age that Educators are digital curators who can find and share relevant information with their students. Educators have an abundance of resources and content that they would like to share with fellow teachers and their students. However, the challenge they face is figuring out how to efficiently organize all of their different sources of content into a coherent way that is easy to view. Digital curation, the alignment of curation with digital technology and participatory culture, is new and innovative, and provides opportunity for critical inquiry, a platform to demonstrate interpretative and creative abilities, and the potential for both faculty and students to develop digital literacies.----- Naomi Timperley 

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  • Tech Tips - Summer # 2

    Posted by Sharon Mumm on 6/20/2019

    All existing desktops at BWF have been imaged (admins & Office are on hold). Computers that are being replaced have been “killed” and are out of classrooms.  This is just a reminder to (as always after imaging) do the following on your desktop when you get back to school:

    1. Set up your Outlook email by:
      • Clicking your Start Menu to make your *TILES
      • Clicking on the Outlook 2016 tile.
      • Clicking Next, Next, Next. Finish.

    2. Show your bookmarks bar & sign in to Google Chrome by:
      • Launching the Google Chrome web browser.
      • Clicking your Google Chrome Menu in upper right corner.
      • Clicking bookmarks/show bookmarks bar.
      • On the bookmarks bar, clicking the Apps icon on the far left.
      • In the upper right corner, where it says “Not signed in to Chrome”, sign in using your MBS Google Account. (login@student.mtnbrook.k12.al.us and your Network Password)

    3. Set your Default Printer by:
      • Searching for Control Panel & choosing View by: Large icons.
      • Choosing Devices and Printers & scrolling down to Printers.
      • Right clicking your printer and selecting “set as default printer.”
        Make sure you set up your Copiers with your copier number as secure print. Click here for instructions. 
    • Sign in to Classlink & make sure your Google & Microsoft 365 Accounts are connected to your Classlink by:
      • Clicking My Files at the bottom of the Classlink screen
      • Clicking Manage Services & clicking Connect.

    • Find your files by:
      • Right clicking the Start Menu and choosing File Explorer.
      • Click This PC, then scroll down to find your G drive (and other drives).

    • Pin Applications you use frequently to your taskbar by:
      • Searching, in the Start Menu, for the application you want to pin.
      • Right click the application and choose “Pin to taskbar”.
        • Hint: pin the snipping tool—(love the snipping tool).
        • Hint: don’t pin too many applications, or you won’t be able to see them all—just pin a few (word, excel, ppt, outlook are all on the *quick tiles for easy access.
    1. Remember local programs like Mirror 360 were removed during imaging. Get those programs back by:
      • Re-installing. Directions linked above.
      • Remember Mirror 360 is only if you signed up in 2018 school year to have it purchased for you--if so, you received a reminder email from Mumm with your license code today.

    2. Set up your desktop that is connected to your projector to either duplicate or extend by:
      • Clicking the notifications icon on the far right of the taskbar & choosing Project (if you don’t see project, click expand).
      • Choosing duplicate or extend. (Remember duplicate shows on your projector exactly what is on your desktop; extend treats your projector as your second display, & you have to drag over to the projector display what you want your audience to see—be sure to drag it back, or you’ll think your program you are launching doesn’t work if your projector is off and you can’t see it is open where you dragged it—on your projector image.)
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  • Tech Tips - Summer Edition - Digital Learning

    Posted by Sharon Mumm on 6/18/2019

    Tech Tip Summer To Do #1--Get familiar with your online tools for digital (flipped/blended) learning by:

    • Knowing what online tools/accounts you and your students have.
    • Watching a quick overview.
    • Signing in & exploring. (Sign in pages have a forgot password link.)
    • All of these tools are online, can be used from school & home, from laptops & Chromebooks.
    • Student passwords can be stored in Classlink, so once they sign in once to the tool from school, they will just click to pass through without signing in.

     

           

    BrainPOP

    (paid by district)

    Overview Video Link

    How To Webinar

    Sign in Link

    Click here for a list of BWF staff usernames (Do an IT if you don’t have a login.)   - Only from School

    Google Classroom

    (free)

    Overview Video Link

    Sign in Link

    Your MBS google account is your login@student.mtnbrook.k12.al.us with network password

    Seesaw

    (paid by district) 

    Overview Video Link

    More Information

    Sign in Link

     

    I will set up any new accounts for you.  

    Canvas

    (paid by district for 5th,6th)

    Overview Video Link

    Sign in Link

    Your network login

    Webpage Blog App

    (paid by district)

    Overview Video Link

    Blog App How To

    Sign in Link

    Your network login

    Typing Agent

    (paid by district for K-6 HR teachers)

    Overview Video Link

    Getting Started Webinar

    Sign in Link

    Your email address is your username. Password: See Sharon  (Do an IT if you don’t have a login.)

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